MONETT, MO (AUGUST 14, 2011) Ryan Gustin continued his charge toward claiming his first USMTS National Championship Sunday with a win at the Monett Speedway on VP’s Late Model Plus. Sunday marked his third victory during “The Hunt” for the Championship.

Keith Foss led the opening lap of the main event from the front row, but just like the previous night, Gustin overtook him for the lead and went on to take the checkered flag.

After starting third in the 28-car lineup for the 40-lap “A” Main, a caution flag on the third lap helped Gustin get by Kelly Shryock for second. One lap later, Gustin blasted by Foss for the lead and never looked back over the remaining 36 caution-free laps around the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval.

The win was worth $2,110 to Gustin as he improved his record during ‘The Hunt’ to a perfect 3-0 and widened his lead over Shryock in the points standings.

Terry Phillips finished third Sunday night while Foss held off defending USMTS National Champion Jason Hughes for the fourth spot.

The tireless USMTS touring titans get a two-day rest before embarking on a five-night swing through Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Stay tuned to for more news updates or to learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit online.
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